Chelan Country Fire District #3 is asking to restore the levy rate to $1.00 per $1,000 of assesed property value.
Without a levy increase the Department will have to cut staff and services. Community residents will experience longer response times and higher insurance rates. Levy monies are required to keep pace with the needs of a rapidly expanding community and to replace aging fire and rescue equipment and apparatus.
|Fire District||Levy rate||Total Taxes|
|CCFD #1 Wenatchee||1.37||$5,634,528|
|DCFD #2 East Wenatchee||1.15||$4,506,768|
|CCFD #7 Lake Chelan||0.99||$1,928,225|
|CCFD #5 Manson||0.77||$591,604|
|CCFD 9 Lake Wenatchee||0.61||$498,092|
|CCFD #6 PD Monitor||0.47||$351,321|
|CCFD #3 Leavenworth||0.39||$409,602|
|CCFD #8 Entiat||0.35||$103,588|
Homeowners would see their property tax increase by 0.61 cents per $1,000 of assesed value.
For example, the owner of a $300,000-dollar house will see an increase of $14.23 a month (or $170.70 per year)
|Maintain fast response times 24x7||Increased insurance rates due to higher risk classification|
|Hire two seasonal Firefighters||Lack of staffing at the most dangerous times of the year will lead to increased response times|
|Allow Firefighters to train with real world scenarios||Firefighters may see some incident types for the first time when there|
are life and death consequences
|Implement Firewise program||Increased risk of severe Wildland fires|
|Pre-fire planning and inspections||Increased severity of structure fires|
|Update department equipment and training methods||Higher risk to volunteers|
|Hire two fulltime Firefighters||Further reductions in staffing|
|Fire Department will be able to grow along with the community||Department will struggle to provide basic services|